Title

Further investigations into post-completion error : the effects of interruption position and duration

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Proceedings of the CogSci 2006, 28th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society in cooperation with the 5th International Conference of the Cognitive Science: July 26 - 29, 2006, Vancouver, BC., Canada

Publication Date

2006

First Page

471

Last Page

476

Publisher

Lawrence Erlbaum Ass

Abstract

Two experiments were carried out to examine the effect of interruption position and interruption duration on postcompletion error (PCE) occurrences in a game-like procedural task. Experiment 1 showed a significant main effect of interruption position on PCE rate; significantly more PCEs were obtained when the interruption occurred just before the PC step than interruptions at any other positions in the task. The same effect was also obtained for other non-PCEs suggesting that PCEs are no different to other non-PCEs in terms of the interruption position effect. Experiment 2 replicated the interruption position effect but did not show a reliable difference in PCE rates between a 45-sec and a 15-sec interruption. However, the trend of the differences in PCE rates between the two interruption durations is consistent with our initial prediction. The results of both experiments were explained in terms of the activation-based goal memory model (Altmann & Trafton, 2002).

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Copyright © 2006 by the Cognitive Science Society, Inc.

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ISBN of the source publication: 0976831821

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Recommended Citation

Li, S. Y. W., Cox, A. L., Blandford, A., Cairns, P., Young, R. M., Abeles, A. (2006). Further investigations into post-completion error: The effects of interruption position and duration. In R. Sun (Ed.), Proceedings of the CogSci 2006, 28th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society in cooperation with the 5th International Conference of the Cognitive Science: July 26 - 29, 2006, Vancouver, BC., Canada (pp.471-476). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Ass.